Croatian painter Vanja Pagar work on the serial ”Relations” since year 1997. Originally, serial includes 16 paintings.

. . investigating the content of his art, the author leads us to an adequate answer: meditating over the relations assume ”his” role of a creator thus making the way towards purified personal aesthetics. Because ”the content that is not”, that is, the thin line between the two colors, as we see it, that offers something like a quality lever, a subtle key for starting those mechanisms of imagination that are jammed with stereotype images . . (Andrija Ankovic)

. .'I breathed deeply, I revelled in the vastness of the opened horizon, in the different atmosphere that seemed to vibrate with the toil of life, with the energy of an impeccable world. This sky and this sea were open to me. The girl was right - there was a sign, a call in them - something to which I responded with every fibre of my being. I let my eyes roam through space, like a man released from bonds who stretches his cramped limbs, runs, leaps, responds to the inspiring elation of freedom. "This is glorious!" I cried, and then I looked at the sinner by my side . He sat with his head sunk on his breast and said "Yes," without raising his eyes, as if afraid to see writ large on the clear sky of the offing the reproach of his romantic conscience'. . (Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Lord Jim, Chapter 35)

. . the idea of taking a motive of an abstract geometric shape (a piece of the sky and sea) and making it more abstract, is intriguing. In this case, namely, the connection with the motive, no matter how much it is simplified, cannot be discussed because the motive of high seas and the sky itself is a little abstract and inaccessible . . (Sandi Vidulic)


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